Studio Zambia

Studio Zambia was the result of a cooperation between the Belgian non-profit organization Academics For Development Leuven, the Dutch non-profit organisation Studio52nd and our charitable education project partner in Zambia

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for 4-5 excellent (but mostly highly motivated) students, with good knowledge of the English language. Students of all academic backgrounds are allowed to apply. However, for this project we are especially looking for students with backgrounds or special interest in:

  • – Theatre, music and literature
  • – Anthropology
  • – Sustainable business
  • – International Development

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project details

What: Studio Zambia wants to achieve positive social impact on the communities in the Luangwa Valley by opening the discussion on socially relevant taboo subjects and empowering the youth by means of a theatre play or radio show.

When: Preparation Phase: October – June
Implementation Phase: 6-8 weeks in July/August

Where: Luangwa, Zambia

About the project

Development and theatre, an odd combination that is at the heart of Studio Zambia. Studio Zambia is small foundation. It’s creation was the result of an cooperation between Academics For Development, the Dutch non-profit organisation Studio52nd, a local actors group in Zambia (SEKA) and a charitable education project partner in Zambia: Project Luangwa. Studio Zambia’s goal is to achieve positive social impact on the communities in the Luangwa Valley by opening the discussion on socially relevant taboo subjects and empowering the youth. Through the PlayWriting-method of Studio 52nd the youth of Luangwa get an opportunity to write down their own stories concerning a topic in the form of a theatre play or radio show.

 

Studio Zambia has been active in Zambia for a couple of years and is ready for the next step: to become a (financially) self-sustaining organization which is driven by a local, Zambian entity. We aim to reach this ideal in three years, and we are looking towards AFD Utrecht to help us in this endeavour. First, we would ask the project-students to set up a (social)-business plan on how to achieve our ideals. After this is done, the project students will engage in activities related to executing the theatre- and radiomaking activities in the summer of 2019 as well as executing the business model that the students put forward. We therefore are looking for enthusiastic students with a can-do mentality with interests in theatre, music and literature.

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